H.E Hon. Alexandre Dias Monteiro
Minister of Industry, Trade & Energy, Cape Verde
Alexandre Dias Monteiro graduated in Mechanical Engineering (Production) from Instituto Superior Técnico (IST), Lisbon, in 1986. In that same year he attended a post-graduate course plus internship in Industrial Engineering at Laboratório Nacional de Engenharia e Tecnologia Internacional (LNETI).
He holds a masters degree in Company Management from Instituto Madrileno de Formação/ José Cela’s University. In his career he has already worked in different positions: Chairman of the Board of Directors for ELECTRA (Cape Verde’s water and energy company); President of the Business Development Institute (Instituto de Apoio ao Desenvolvimento Empresarial), Administrator of the Touristic Development Society in Boa Vista and Maio Islands (SDTIBM); State secretary of Tourism, Industry and Trade; Minister for Commerce, Industry and Energy, 1998 to 2000; He was a National Member of the Parliament and of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) between 2001 and 2006.